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Mike

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

3 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 BATHROOMS WITH UNBELIEVABLE MOUNTAIN VIEWS. A REAL CLIFFHANGER!

A RESORT STYLE HOME OF UNIMAGINABLE BEAUTY

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said, 'I would like to have a free Architecture, Architecture that belonged where you see it standing—and is a grace to the landscape'...... If peace & tranquility are what you’re looking for...then look no further than MIA BELLA VISTA. Used as location shots for TV shows and cinema, you will enjoy a MOUNTAIN MASTERPIECE, created and constructed by acclaimed designer/builder and master stone mason Mikko Hunter, whose style embraces strong Prairie School/Frank Lloyd Wright influence.

Situated centrally between LAKE LURE and LAKE JAMES, This Grand 'MASTERPIECE IN THE SKY' will leave you in awe - not only with the incredible views, but the home itself is like nothing you’ve ever experienced.

This stunning work of art, boasting views of both Box Creek Wilderness and South Mountain State Park, has 2 Master Suites (1 King, 1 Queen), a 3rd bedroom w/Queen, 2.5 bathrooms, Game/Rec Room w/ pool table, laundry/pantry; Beautifully crafted granite fireplace, and an integrated sound system which provides surround-sound throughout the entire home.

GOLD PROSPECTING...Learn how to pan for gold from a North Carolina Legend, Gemstone Jinne, and discover the techniques and skills of panning from the best! YOU WILL FIND GOLD!!.......Let our Nationally acclaimed STORYTELLER/MUSICIAN entertain your party one evening....Book these services well in advance of your stay!

This home is the perfect 'ESCAPE' from the lights & sounds of the busy city life. You are 25 minutes from almost any activity you & your family take pleasure in. Because of our four distinct seasons, opportunities to play are year round.

WELCOME TO RUTHERFORDTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Established in 1787, Rutherfordton is among the oldest towns in western North Carolina and is the seat of the oldest continuous government in the region. Steeped in history since the Revolutionary War, this Town has managed to keep its “old time” charm while progressing into the 21st century. From the cluster of antebellum houses in the historic district at the north end of Town to the fiber optic hub on the south end, this Town spans centuries.

Downtown Rutherfordton, home to KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum, The Bechtler Museum and America's first minted Gold Coins, and also home to CrossFit WideOpen, nationally known Personal Trainer's Sarah and Ross Gilling, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district and is a beautiful representation of rural western North Carolina small towns. Situated on ridges, its elevations offer great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its location in the Isothermal Belt means mild weather and outstanding beauty in four distinct seasons.

WELCOME TO MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Established in 1784, Morganton is the county seat and cultural, governmental, financial and commercial center of Burke County, NC. The City sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on Interstate 40 (I-40) between Hickory and Asheville, and Table Rock mountain provides a beautiful backdrop for residents and visitors. MIA BELLA VISTA is between Rutherfordton and Morganton on scenic NC HWY 64, with views of the awesome South Mountain State Park, the largest State Park in North Carolina, and is surrounded by Box Creek Wilderness, a 5800 acre forest of untouched natural beauty.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Nestled in the North Carolina Wilderness and minutes from MIA BELLA VISTA, the 55,000 acre and largest State Park in North Carolina, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the piedmont.

The park includes elevations up to 3,000 feet, a waterfall dropping 80 feet and more than 40 miles of trails. From equestrian camping to trout fishing, mountain biking to picnicking, a number of activities are available at South Mountains State Park.

Visit one of the state's most rugged parks. Hike the trail to High Shoals Falls to witness the roar of the waterfall as it pours into a large pool. Backpack through the woodlands for primitive camping. Fish for trout in miles of mountain streams, or bicycle along the 17-mile mountain-bike loop. That's not all! More of the best sights in the country await you at CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK and LAKE LURE, locations for films such as Dirty Dancing, and Last of the Mohicans. A must see!

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

Is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the North Carolina mountains. Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by our hiking trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mist of Hickory Nut Falls. This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. Only minutes from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock offers the best of the mountains in one place – spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, a variety of events and more. Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is proud to be part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and is located just 25 miles southeast of Asheville, NC

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Mike

We are uniquely qualified in assuring you a home in perfect condition and triple checked for cleanliness. Catered events of any size or complexity is something in which we excel and enjoy doing. We love people, and appreciate being of service to our guests.

Mike purchased this house in 2013

Why Mike chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

This was a one of a kind, contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design. We wanted our guests to feel very peaceful and awestruck at this architectural gem. The Lake Lure and Lake James area are the perfect setting. Mia Bella Vista will force you to slow down.

What makes this house unique

Our guests deal directly with the owners. This is important, knowing every detail has been gone over in anticipation of your stay with us. You are our guests, and our job is to make sure you have everything you expected, and more.

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

THE DREAM VACATION HOME YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IS STUNNING, MIA BELLA VISTA
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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Breathtaking views! Stunning property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and another couple decided we needed a last minute getaway. We stumbled upon this property on VRBO and immediately we were sold. The amenities were exactly what we were looking for and the views were unbeatable. We really liked that the master suite and the spare rooms were separate, as we were traveling with an infant, so that our friends were not able to hear him wake at night. We utilized the pool table both nights we were there and the open kitchen/dining/family area was great for socializing while preparing meals and keeping an eye on the little one all at once.

Mike, the Property Manager, was very responsive to my numerous inquiries and was accommodating to all of our needs leading up to, and during, our stay. The property was clean and we were provided a tour upon arrival to make us familiar with all of the ins-and-outs of the property before being left to nature for the weekend. We took a day trip to the Lake Lure area and enjoyed the scenery and family restaurants there. All-in-all this was a perfect weekend getaway to relax and recharge!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Seclusion w/ AMAZING owners!

  • 5 of 5

We booked MIA BELLA VISTA to help a single mother celebrate her only daughter's engagement, and the house far exceeded our expectations!

The view is breathtaking and unrivaled!

The home is beautiful, private, spacious, and fully equipped.

Mike (the owner/manager) was extremely prompt in answering questions and very accommodating!

His assistant Becky met us at the house and showed us around. We had no need to for anything, but in the rare chance that we did, they provided us with their numbers!!!

We were all very happy with the stay, amd we all highly recommend this lovely location and any other managed by Mike!!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Analysis

  • 3 of 5

Firstly, the reviews about the owners are absolutely correct. They are truly pleasent people and are more than accomodating. There are items for improvement:

-There is construction adjacent to the home that may be a noise nuisance during the week for a few more months.

-Having opened the outside door to enter and exit only, somehow bugs kept multiplying in the home.

-One of the bed rails collapsed when sat on, so that bed was not able to be used.

-The pots and pans are poor quality and hard to clean.

-Its impossible to get a radio station to work on the stereo, so ensure you bring an AUX cable.

-The land line worked for about a minute before the call was dropped. This was fairly frustrating when you have emergent work calls and no cell phone signal.

Other than that, the home is truly quaint. The location is great and the home has great potentiol. Theres enough activities in the area to keep you very busy if your an outdoors person.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike. Thank you for taking the time. The "construction noise" was a well being drilled. That house is 3 weeks from completion. It is lady bug season, a real pain but doesn't last long. Nobody ever complained about the pots and pans, but we bought a new set this week anyway. The house is wired for sound with 12 speakers and a CD player. Can't control the airwaves. Thank you. We really do try and earn our visitors business..each and every stay.
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Great getaway

  • 4 of 5

Mia Belle Vista is a lovely property with an incredible view; spacious and well appointed. A great getaway from the world.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as Advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Mia Belle Vista over the July 4th weekend. The house was absolutely gorgeous and clean. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well-stocked with utensils and items needed for meal preparation. We made a campfire two of our nights and watched the moon rise over the hills and enjoyed being able to see the stars. Two day trips to Lake Lure/Chimney Rock State Park topped off a great experience. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Amazing home.......

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from spending out New Years at this magnificent home in Union Mills, NC. We cant say enough about the cabin. Mike the owner, was more than helpful in assisting us in anyway he could (even bringing us a little treat) to start off our vacation. The pictures don't do it justice.... the views are breath taking. This is the perfect place for a family vacation. Asheville is about 45 minutes away. The closest grocery store is about 15-20 minutes from the cabin. You will not regret anything about choosing this as your next vacation. Thanks again Mike!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Sos of Liberty
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Apple Valley Lake Lure/Cleghorn/Silver Creek
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Scenic Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Legendary Cane Creek Grocery and Grill
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Beech Mountain
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Lake Lure Beach
Car: necessary

SPRING/SUMMER/FALL: Hiking, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, fishing, white water rafting, zip lining, golfing, tennis, mountain biking, gold mining. WINTER: snow tubing, snow skiing, sledding. The possibilities are endless!!! If winter skiing, sledding, or tubing sounds appealing, we have some of the best ski resorts on the East coast, including Sugar Mountain and/or Beech Mountain.

Just down Scenic Hwy. 64 to LAKE LURE & CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK... your group can spend a day (or two) exploring one of Western North Carolina’s favorite tourist destinations. Boating, swimming, skiing, fishing, hiking, shopping, zip-lining, golfing, horse-back riding & gem mining are just a few of the activities offered in this area.

A short drive to beautiful LAKE JAMES, you & your family can enjoy a day on the water, boating, swimming, skiing, tubing, etc., and then an evening picnic dinner off the grill & under the stars at the LAKE JAMES STATE PARK.

Close to two of the best Ski Resorts in North Carolina. In addition to snow skiing, SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT offers tubing, ice skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking/biking trails, scenic weekend lift rides (summer only) and...much, more. BEECH MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT offers snow skiing, tubing, ice skating, hiking/biking trails, scenic weekend lift rides (summer only), disc golf, and...much more.

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Rates & Availability

Union Mills House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Laundry fee $175
Tax Rate 11.75%

As payment, we accept personal or business check, and they MUST be OVERNIGHTED to ensure tracking.

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Amenities

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Gravity Shower, Double Sink, Make-Up area
    Powder Room - toilet , Sink
  • Two (2) Master Bathrooms; 1 Power Room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 King, 2 Queen, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa. All bedrooms have top quality mattresses, flat screen TV w/satellite in Master Bedroom, well appointed furnishings, large walk-in closets & gorgeous views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
*CONCEIRGE SERVICES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION* - Have the home stocked with foods of your choice upon arrival ($75 fee, plus the cost of the groceries) DESIGNATED DRIVER to and from your nightlife entertainment - MASSAGE - let us arrange for an in-house massage - GOLD PROSPECTING...Learn how to pan for gold from a North Carolina Legend, Gemstone Jinne, and discover the techniques and skills of panning from the best! YOU WILL FIND GOLD!!...SKEET SHOOTING, You're in North Carolina, enjoy some time with a 12 gauge, instruction and ammo included, must be 16 years old.....Let our Nationally acclaimed STORYTELLER/MUSICIAN entertain your party one evening......Have our own PERSONAL CHEF prepare the meal of a lifetime!!!....

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